German for Girls is an initiative of Kampus Konnekt49. The initiative came about when the company’s founder Solomon Eko was running a not-for-profit project in Lagos, Nigeria in 2015 called WeSeparateWaste that was aimed at helping high school students learn about recycling and how to preserve the environment.

Many of the girls that participated in this project were from low-income households. During one of the project activities, a random conversation with Solomon came up, through which the students got to learn that he speaks German and this sparked a great interest in many of them wanting to learn the language, for that reason a class was set up specially to teach the girls in addition to other free extra-curricular training they were already enjoying from the WeSeparateWaste project. Solomon decided to do this because most of the girls couldn’t afford the expensive German language classes. Two days were set aside per week, in which Solomon availed himself to teach the girls absolutely for free. He did this till the final stage of the project in 2017, when he left Nigeria for Germany for his Master’s studies.

The initiative has developed into a blossom project attracting girls from across Africa who have keen interest in learning German. In line with Kampus Konnekt49’s mission to build a community of young people interested in academic and cultural exchange through friendship and interaction, the goal of Kampus Konnekt49 is to connect girls from low income community to learn German for free and create an opportunity for them to find befitting career path in Germany through our partner networks both in Africa and in Germany.